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October Chapter Meeting – Membership Promotion – Monday 10/14

October Chapter Meeting – Membership Promotion Meeting

FREE FOR NON MEMBERS!

Date: Monday October 14, 2019
Russo’s Spazio Westport – 12031 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

REGISTER

EVENT SCHEDULE:
10:15 AM– 10:45 AM Registration & Networking
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Technical Session
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM Lunch and Main Session
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Speaker for Tech and Main Session:
Mr. Mick Schwedler, PE, FASHRAE, LEED® AP BD+C
Applications Engineer, Trane
Mick has been involved in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 1982. As an applications engineer his areas of expertise include system optimization (in which he holds patents) and chilled water and water source heat pump system design. His primary activities include assisting designers in proper application of Trane products and systems in buildings, and writing system application manuals and newsletters. In addition, he has presented technical information to tens of thousands of engineers through Trane’s Engineers Newsletter Live series, and ASHRAE webcasts. Mick has given technical seminars throughout North America, as well as in the Far East and South America, and published a number of articles within the industry. Prior to his work with Trane, Mick received his MSME from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Laboratory and BSME from Northwestern University.

Mick serves as a Treasurer on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and is also an ASHRAE Fellow, recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptions Service, Distinguished Service, and Standard Achievement Awards, was Chair of SSPC 90.1-2010, and also Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee. Mick has served on several USGBC technical and education groups and presently chairs the LEED Technical Committee and served on the LEED Steering Committee. He also authored portions of the ASHRAE GreenGuide and served on technical groups for the New Buildings Institute.

Tech Session: Advanced Energy Design Guide Overview
Since 2002, ASHRAE, the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), USGBC, and AIA, with support from the Department of Energy, have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Guides (AEDGs) that result in significant energy savings in the built environment beyond what is expected by using only ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The AEDG series of documents is now on of the most popular publications in ASHRAE’s history with over 600,000 copies in circulation.

This presentation give a broad overview of all the developed Advanced Energy Design Guides, the processes used to develop those guides, and examples of technologies, tips, systems and other recommendations in the AEDG Series to reduce building energy consumption by 30% to 50% , and also covers information on the New Zero Energy guides.

Main Session: Chilled Water Systems for YEA Members: What the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers Have Done WRONG!!! (Part 1)
Mistakes lead to “experience” – that is, knocking what you never want to have happen to you again. It’s a lot less pain to learn from other people’s “experience”.

This seminar, originally presented at an ASHRAE annual conference, covers common chilled water system mistakes; and more importantly how to avoid or mitigate them. Chilled water systems covered include new, retrofit, conversion/addition, and replacement. In addition, control options are also discussed.

Whether novice or experienced, come shake your head, laugh a bit, and learn together.

September Chapter Meeting – Past President’s Meeting – Monday 9/9

Date: September 9, 2019
Russo’s Spazio Westport – 12031 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
FEE
Free for ASHRAE St. Louis Members and full time students
$25 for Non-members

EVENT SCHEDULE:
10:15 AM– 10:45 AM Registration & Networking
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Technical Session
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM Lunch and Main Session
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Speaker for Tech and Main Session:
Thomas H. (Tom) Durkin, PE
ASHRAE Fellow

Recognized as an innovative and creative engineer throughout the Midwest, Tom directs all mechanical and plumbing engineering for SDA. Tom’s designs for buildings and systems are proven to be safe, energy-efficient, and cost-effective. A nationally sought-after speaker and frequent ASHRAE author who promotes energy-smart HVAC systems, Tom is also a contributor to the U.S. Department of Energy. He designed the first “Energy Star” school HVAC system in the Midwest. In 1998, Tom presented one of his innovative systems to members of the United States Congress. Tom has either invented or pioneered the implementation of nine distinct HVAC innovations, all which save energy and reduce pollution.

Tom’s design work has won twelve (12) state, national, and international awards, including two ASHRAE Technology Awards. He has written many articles for the ASHRAE journal and other industry magazines, and his work has been featured in several others. Tom is co-author of the HVAC Pump Handbook, the definitive text on all things hydronic.

Tech Session: Low Temperature Heating Applications and Economics
Durkin’s first low temperature (130F max) boiler design was in 1990, and it wasn’t because he was trying to save energy. Nor was the second, but after checking back with the owners on operating cost, it was apparent that efficiency gains were many times greater than could possibly be predicted by looking at boiler rating. His findings were published in the July 2006 ASHRAE Journal Boiler System Efficiency.

Main Session: Humidity Control with and without Reheat
Durkin’s approach is that most applications do not need for designers to control humidity, rather just make sure it doesn’t get out of control. Humidity control can be active or passive, but it should never be ignored. This talk will explain low cost but highly effective solutions that work in all climate zones.